plextor px-708uf: cannot get disk type
I have a Plextor PX-708UF (USB 2.0) on a Red Hat Linux 9 machine. When
I try to burn an ISO from either xcdroast or the dvdrecord command line,
I get the following:
Unlocked features: ProDVD Clone
This copy of cdrecord is licensed for:
Using libscg version 'schily-0.8'.
Device type : Removable CD-ROM
Version : 2
Response Format: 1
Vendor_info : 'PLEXTOR '
Identifikation : 'DVDR PX-708A '
Revision : '1.03'
Device seems to be: Generic mmc2 DVD-R/DVD-RW.
Using generic SCSI-3/mmc-3 DVD+R driver (mmc_dvdplusr).
Driver flags : DVD MMC-3 SWABAUDIO BURNFREE
Supported modes: TAO PACKET SAO SAO/R96P SAO/R96R RAW/R16 RAW/R96P RAW/R96R
cdrecord.prodvd: Input/output error. read disk info: scsi sendcmd: no error
CDB: 51 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 24 00
status: 0x2 (CHECK CONDITION)
Sense Bytes: 70 00 00 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Sense Key: 0x0 No Additional Sense, Segment 0
Sense Code: 0x00 Qual 0x00 (no additional sense information) Fru 0x0
Sense flags: Blk 0 (not valid)
cmd finished after 0.002s timeout 240s
cdrecord.prodvd: Cannot get disk type.
The media is 4x DVD+R from Memorex. This is not an inherent problem
with the drive or media, since I can burn the same iso with growisofs.
Xcdroast otherwise works (I used it to make the iso file), and it
correctly detects a CD-R (48x Memorex) when I tap ATIP-Info and it's in
the drive. I don't have DVD-R to test, but I will do that.
Perhaps this is a firmware issue--I see there is a version 1.04
available for this drive. (I gather the 708A is basically the same
drive.) Can one upgrade Plextor firmware in Linux, or do I have to put
this on a Windows machine to do it?
Any thoughts? My specs are below.
Asus A7V333/AMD Athlon XP 2100+
Linux 2.4.20-20.9 (Red Hat 9)
magliery at csb.yale.edu